Patrons of the Tokyo hair salon, Super Hair Seo will be among the first to try out Panasonic’s new “Head Care Robot.” Developed for use by the elderly and the disabled, Panasonic claims this machine provides a more relaxing hair washing experience than even a human can provide. The robot uses 24 “fingers” to massage the scalp and work up a lather during the cleaning cycle.
The robot first scans the user’s head, then washes and rinses the scalp while massaging it. The robot then finishes with a conditioner and will even blow-dry your hair, while the machine continues to massage your scalp. Panasonic hopes to produce a commercial version of the machine once it has gone through its trials.